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Mal’chik Rob [Boy Rob]

Title

Mal’chik Rob [Boy Rob]

Subject

Black Literature in the Soviet Union

Description

A children’s book by Anna Kardashova printed in 1952 on the hard life of Black people in the United States. It tells the story of Little Rob who lives with his family in a tiny shack in the middle of a big city in America.

Published in Stalin’s time, the book represents a period when the Soviet Union was actively engaged in propaganda on how life in the Soviet Union was equal for all races and nationalities.

Creator

Anna Kardashova (1908–2004), author
Naum Tseitlin (1909–1997), illustrator

Publisher

Moscow: Detgiz.

Date

1952

Language

Russian

Type

Children's book

Files

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Citation

Anna Kardashova (1908–2004), author Naum Tseitlin (1909–1997), illustrator, “Mal’chik Rob [Boy Rob],” Exhibits, accessed April 14, 2024, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/27067.